posted on Jul, 1 2012 @ 12:09 PM
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
I think you do too
(your profile image screams magician! or.. monkey ats paratrooper?)
Honestly, computers can't do EVERYTHING. Doing things by hand or mentally is sometimes useful. For example, I don't carry a calculator with me in the
store. So sometimes I have to add prices. I'm not all that good at it and often wish I had a calculator, but maybe if I shopped more...
Do cashiers really have to be good with adding and subtracting? Or does the machine do it? From what I can tell, some of them have to split the money
themselves and count the change. I may be wrong, but cashiers are probably good at keeping track of how much they spend while shopping.
I think I'm always the last one to figure out how much change is left or how much I owe. But I cringe when I see people doing their bills on the
countertop. I say "There're programs for that."
Some people are just uncomfortable with using a computer too. Or it hurts to sit down or something. Especially older people. And it can be hard to
read the screen. And it's confusing, at first. Still, when I look at the forms that're filled out and the calculations required, I can't help but
think it would be easier to type it all in and do the checkboxes and fill in the lines and then have the program do the actual math. This way you can
keep a digital record as well as a copy (print it) in a drawer. But then again, you also might double-check the computer which means you have to know
edit on 1-7-2012 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)